#ByeTwitter? Doing It For Ourselves on Social.Coop!

In many ways, the recent #BuyTwitter campaign has been a watershed, breakout moment for the #PlatformCoop movement. While, up to that point, there'd been much theoretical chatter and some successful niche platform co-op applications, the #BuyTwitter ballot item galvanized and focused the community in a new and powerful way. In addition to widely spreading awareness of the co-op model, this energy translated into public endorsements by key major co-op federations and institutions, including the International Co-operative Alliance. As a result, "platform co-operativism" has moved from being a wonky subculture at the intersection of tech and co-ops to a widely recognized essential element of the future co-op movement, which is a huge victory in and of itself.

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